10 Must-Try Restaurants and Cafes in SS2
Looking for new cafes or restaurants to try around the Petaling Jaya area? Need no more research, we present you the best restaurants and cafes SS2 has waiting to be explored.
While Petaling Jaya is full aplenty with eateries, cafes and restaurants galore, sometimes it can get challenging to shift through all of them to find one you love. I mean, imagine just spending hours, days, weeks, or even months eating at everything restaurant you stumble upon only to like a select few. Nightmare-ish, right?
So, here you go!
1. Kooky Cream
Have a sweet tooth and a soft spot for fluffy, delicious cake?
Kooky Cream offers a large selection of delicately hand-crafted cakes ready to melt in your mouth the moment you take a bite. In particular, their Peanut Butter Banana Cake and Nutella Crunch are to-die-for. As an added bonus, their rustic vibes will freshen up both your day and your Instagram feed. Because what’s better than a delicious plate of dessert? A fantastic picture to go alongside it!
Address: Lot A-G-02 The Hub SS2 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 02:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Mondays & Tuesdays Closed.
2. Wake Me Up
Wake Me Up is a must-try café in ss2 when you’re looking to eat a more fulfilling brunch. Their quiche serves as the perfect appetiser, with its explosive flavours and yet simplistic nature. If you’re craving a more local dish, Wake Me Up also offers special rice dishes each day of the week, from their Pong The chicken with rice and Nyonya Chili Fish with Long bean rice to Nasi Lemak with curry chicken.
Address: 117, Jalan SS2/6 47300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Friday through Wednesday, 08:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Thursdays Closed.
3. Attic Brew
This dog-friendly café is perfect for those who want to have a hearty meal while bringing your pets out for some fun at the same time. Or, if you don’t have any, you can always pay a visit to Attic Brew’s local friendly guard dog, Cyrus!
You can get creamy risotto, topped with scallops, crab claw meat and shimeji mushrooms, or tender and juicy pork lasagna any day of the week (except Thursdays). A large, warm cup of their coffee or tea is sure to wake you up with its aromatic flavours and refreshing tastes.
Address: NO 22A, Jalan SS 2/10, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Thursdays Closed.
4. Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge
For the more adventurous, Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge is the perfect place to go for late-night dinners. Open until 4 in the morning, Geylang offers various frog dishes that will sweep you off your fit. Their abundance of flavours will surprise you with just how good their food really is. Just order some main courses alongside a steaming bowl of rice or porridge, and eat away!
Address: 10, Jalan SS 2/61, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Authentic Italian cuisine, but with a modern, Malaysian twist. Inspired by the cuisine and days spent cooking in Piedmont, Italy, GOODDAM offers an array of authentic dishes made with local produce unlike any other. Be ready to completely change your original perception of Italian cooking once you take a bite of their food. Before you know it, you’ll be saying: “GOODDAM, that was good!”
Address: Lot B-G-07, The HUB SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.; Tuesdays Closed.
6. Uncle Don’s
Perfect for an affordable, and delicious dinner spot, Uncle Don’s is the kind of restaurant you visit after a long day of work. With their chill and upbeat environment, it’s a great place to go when you just want to relax.
In particular, their signature Nachos Chili Con Carne w/ Pork (RM18.80) is a must-have at Uncle Don’s. The crispy nachos dipped in homemade Uncle Don’s sauce is an explosion of flavour in your mouth you won’t want to miss!
Address: 183, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: Monday through Sunday, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
7. Coffee Me Darling
Coffee Me Darling is a great place to visit when you’re craving a sugar rush. Their signature S’mores and Ice Cream Waffles offers a unique and sweet taste to your mouth. They also offer Taufufa Coffee, a unique blend of aromatic latte with the taufufa we’ve grown up eating.
Address: 153, Jalan SS 2/24, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Tuesdays Closed.
8. PS Tokyo
This café is for all you soft serve and cake lovers! With three flavours to choose from, Matcha, Milk and Black Sesame, PS Tokyo’s signature soft-serve ice cream is a must-have dessert in Petaling Jaya! The tofu cakes here are also to-die-for. Not only are they significantly healthier than any regular cake, but the soft, smooth texture is something you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
In particular, their Tofu Cheesecake brings out the savoury and sweet taste of cheese combined with the silky smooth texture of the tofu. An odd combination you wouldn’t think would work, but do!
Address: 80, Jalan SS 2/60, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya
Operating Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Mondays Closed.
9. Restoran Teow Chew Meng
Restoran Teow Chew Meng is a favourite among locals. Known for their out of this world Teochew cuisine, the restaurant has become a must-try eatery in Petaling Jaya. Their Mee Sua Tow and Steamed Baby Octopus, in particular, are very popular among customers and should be on your radar when you come to visit. Plus, the restaurant offers Happy Set Meals, perfect for a group of up to 6-10 people. So, the next time you meet up with a large group of friends, you know where to go for good food for a good price.
Address: 33, Jalan SS 2/30, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
10. Mei by Fat Spoon (The Hub SS2)
Japanese fusion, but with a Malaysian twist. Meu by Fat Spoon is a café known by all seasoned café hoppers. With many other branches in KL, it’s a wonder if you’ve never heard of this café before. They offer unique menu items, such as the Ox Tongue Rice Bowl and their original Matcha Butter. Weird, right? And while these items may be strange, they sure are delicious!
Address: B-G-05 The Hub SS2 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Section 19, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mondays Closed.
We have listed you the best restaurants and cafes SS2 has for you. But, if you’re not in the mood to leave the house, you can always order food from foodpanda instead! The foodpanda app offers quick and easy delivery services straight to your doorstep.
Article Written By Marcovy
Marcovy is a passionate writer who thinks life is about living to eat and enjoying it to the fullest. He wanted to explore the restaurants around Malaysia and the idea of documenting those food experiences was what inspired him to start writing food blog.